Who are we?

CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer, and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, our ongoing rescue, foster, education, and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep.

We are committed to saving the animals that are often overlooked and under-appreciated at local shelters; this includes, the sick, injured, senior and neonatal kittens and their mothers. We are dedicated to helping those special needs animals to find their forever homes.

Our rescue and adoption process is sustainable, innovative, and effective. In 2015, we rescued and adopted out over one thousand dogs and cats from shelters throughout the state of Utah.

CAWS Board Members:

Katy Shoemaker – President
Rachel Gitlin – Vice President
Kesli Jensen – Treasurer
Lisa Volungis – Secretary
Di Lewis – Board Member
Neila Jordan – Board Member

The CAWS Board of Directors continuously accepts applications to bring individuals with unique perspectives and abilities onto the board. While we accept applications year-round, new applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis at our Board of Directors meetings (January, April, July, and October). If you are interested in becoming a member of the board of directors, please complete an application or contact board@caws.org with questions or concerns.

CAWS Rescue Progress

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